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Don Cody Florida Chapter President.
Don Cody is a highly respected, seasoned radio veteran with a gracious 50 years in the broadcast industry. He has managed top radio stations in St. Louis, Charlotte, Little Rock, Tampa, Norfolk and other major cities. Don founded Moses Media, Inc. throughout the years, Moses Media, Inc. has become a Major Media Conglomerate working with clients; such as, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Lil' Wayne, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, Prince, Ciara, Boyz II Men, Kanye West, Beyonce, Ludacris, Future, Rick Ross, Nicki Manaj and many, many more.
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Brion O' Brion. Brion started his career as intern/producer of the Rick Party show on WOWI-103 Jamz Norfolk; he then landed his first radio on air gig in Greenville, SC at WHYZ-AM-1070. Brion went on to work at such heavy hitters a WERQ Baltimore; WVKL Norfolk; KYKy St. Louis and currently WLLD Tampa. Brion has been in the industry for over 33 years. He still has a passion for the business and loves to pass his knowledge on to the next generation of broadcasters. Brion has been appointed as Vice President of the Florida Chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame.
Chico the Virgo. For the last 50 years, with the help of the Almighty God, millions of people have enjoyed the smooth and mostly funky sounds of Chico the
Virgo. He’s most loved for his rhythmatic rhymes such as “I’ll have you
looking for me in the daylight with a flashlight.” Chico has delivered
number one ratings in morning drive as well as afternoon drive while
serving as music director and program director. He has served the communities of Leon County, Palm Beach County, Broward County and currently Miami-Dade County on the number one station in South Florida, Hot 105 . Chico has also hosted South Florida’s only blues show called Chico Plays the Blues.
Chico has been awarded DJ of the year by Black Radio Exclusive and
Jack the Rapper. Chico also has three Marconi Awards for excellence in radio. Chico never attended broadcasting school but, he has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Chico was trained and receive his skill set under the tutelage of the late Charles Merritt (The Mad Hatter). He also stands on the shoulders of the superstars he grew up listening to: Joe Fisher, The Crown Prince, Wild Man Steve, Fred Hanna, Nick with the Solid Kick
and Milton “Butterball” Smith. The greatest pleasure I received throughout this journey is the people and the opportunity to serve those various communities.
Lynn J. Brown is Owner and CEO of the South Florida Gospel Music Awards founded in 2004; her position as a Board Member later found her title to change to CEO after the passing of Peppi Hendix; the original founder.
Lynn has started the L.A. Jackson School of the Arts; a Christian based music school. Later, in 2009 she was appointed President of the Broward Alliance; formerly, the Broward Gospel Announcers Guild. Today, she has been appointed Secretary of the Gospel Music Industry Network.
Five days a week Lynn hosts the Gospel Hot Hitz Show on WOIB 101.9 FM. Lynn is an ordained Minister and a Stellar and Dove Award Member.
DJ Joe Fisher. After thirty plus years of working in R&B radio he found that his roots were guiding him back to his first love, gospel music. He has lead stations in Miami,
Lakeland and Orlando, with his path
bringing him to WSIR in Winter Haven since 1998. During his
over 55 years in radio he has been privileged to receive a multitude
of awards from his peers but the accolades that are closest to his
heart are the many commendations he’s received for his work with
the communities he holds most dear. After serving as VP/GM at
WSIR 1490 in Winter Haven for 22 years, retired Jan.31,2021.
JoJo. JoJo is a Native of St. Louis, Mo. has electrified the broadcast industry for almost 50 years during his impressive career JoJo has developed massive ratings on KATZ St. Louis, Mo. KRBE Houston, Tx., KMJM St. Louis, Mo., KDKO Denver, Co., WAOK Atlanta, Ga., WDIA Memphis, Tn., KJLH Los Angeles, Ca., WDRQ Detroit, Mi., KMJQ Houston, Tx., KHTK St. Louis, Mo., WHYT Detroit, Mi., WIOQ Philadelphia, Pa., KXOK St. Louis, Mo., WTMG Gainesville, Fl., WSOL Jacksonville, Fla.
Pastor Shirley. Under the tutelage of Don DC Cody, Pastor Shirley Watts began hosting Sunday Morning Gospel from 1995-2003 in Gainesville, Florida. When Pastor Shirley would pray for
listeners week after week, the testimonies of victory began to permeate the airways and her show soon became #1.
In 1998, Pastor Shirley and Clarence Watts joined in holy matrimony, each having five (5) children. Later, the Watts-duo formed the Voices of Praize Chorale .
In 2005, Pastor Shirley along with the church pastors, Community Praise Center Incorporated (CPCI), launched PRAIZE 107.5 FM WPZM-LP--a 24-hour Gospel Radio Station, also located in Gainesville, FL. PRAIZE 107.5 FM presents community news, thought-provoking sermons, interviews and strives to keep the community informed about health, financial wellness, and more. Additionally, PRAIZE 107.5 was nominated for the prestigious Stellar Award. Also, Pastor Shirley was afforded the honor by C.K. Hoffler, CEO of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, to be a guest speaker at Reverend Jesse Jackson’s birthday party of 2018 in Atlanta, GA.
Today, Pastor Shirley continues to preach, pray and host radio programs on multimedia platforms, which can be heard on Praise 1075.com or the app.